Clara Haenel Griffiths
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Clara Haenel Griffiths, a 48-year resident of Palos Verdes Estates, passed away at the age of 89 on Christmas morning, December 25, 2012. She was born February 14, 1923 in Austin, Texas to Margaret and Emil Haenel. Clara met the love of her life Griff during their college years while she attended the University of Texas and he attended Texas A&M. they married in 1944 and were happily married for 64 years. In 1964, Clara and Griff moved to Palos Vedas Estates, California. They loved to travel with the "wild bunch", go on cruises, and stay in elderhostels around the world. Clara was a wonderful and caring mother, wife, friend and neighbor who loved to entertain her family and friends throughout her life, and she especially loved her dogs. She is survived by her son, Jim Griffiths. Clara was preceded in her passing by her loving husband, Griff, sisters, Marie and Matsie and her brother, Lulu. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance, Blvd. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 4 to Jan. 7, 2013